Changing the Standard

Changing the Standard

Dr. Asif Ilyas, wide-awake hand surgery pioneer, tackles the nation’s opioid crisis. By Koren Wetmore | A disturbing revelation struck Asif Ilyas, M.D. ’97 as he read a recent study about potential addiction among surgical patients. Published in JAMA Surgery, it...
Consumer Crusader

Consumer Crusader

By Koren Wetmore | In a world where laws lag behind technology, bioethicist Lori Andrews fights for people’s rights at the intersection of law and medicine. It’s a mission that requires determination and the ability to field questions that range from heart wrenching...
Marcia Augsburger: Finds Purpose in a Different Call

Marcia Augsburger: Finds Purpose in a Different Call

“My parents’ emphasis on ethics and honesty made my going into law a natural fit, and my father’s emphasis on women’s equality gave me the strong core it takes to be a woman in the legal field.” By Koren Wetmore | In her office on the 24th floor of the Wells Fargo...
Troy Percival: The Baseball Coach

Troy Percival: The Baseball Coach

Illustration by Mike Tofanelli By Koren Wetmore | Most remember him as the Angels’ closer, a pitcher with a 100-mph fastball, four All-Star appearances, and 358 career saves. But Troy Percival is also a father, son, husband and—as it turns out—one...
Heart H(app)y

Heart H(app)y

By Koren Wetmore | Lois Freeman, DNP, MS ’02, BSN ’01, always wanted to be a nurse, but it was her volunteer work in the intensive care unit as an undergraduate that led to Freeman’s specialty in cardiology. Although we know more about heart failure...